Anoedioporpa was originally proposed as a subgenus of Culex by Dyar (1923), with Culex conservator Dyar & Knab, 1906 as its type species. Most of the species currently included in the subgenus were previously assigned to other groups that have been recognised as subgenera of Culex, including Isostomyia (Dyar, 1918; Edwards, 1932), Melanoconion (Dyar, 1925, 1928) andTinolestes (Lane, 1953). Stone et al. (1959) included Anoedioporpa, along with Tinolestes and Micraedes, in subgenus Aedinus, which at the time was attributed to Bourroul (1904). Belkin (1968) recognised Anoedioporpa as a distinct taxon and restored it to subgeneric rank in genus Culex. Berlin & Belkin (1980) divided the subgenus into two groups, the Conservator Group, which currently includes 11 species, and the monobasic Restrictor Group.